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Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
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Smaller in scale than the first book, with less world-building needed. Some folks won't enjoy it as much as the first but I really enjoyed it as the next step in Breq's journey.

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Conspiracy Theories by Quassim Cassam
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A well-reasoned and persuasive take on conspiracy theories, or as he prefers, Conspiracy Theories. He says they are best thought of and combatted as a type of political propaganda rather than as a failure of logic or lack of information.

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Conspiracy Theories by Quassim Cassam
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A well-reasoned and persuasive take on conspiracy theories, or as he prefers, Conspiracy Theories. He says they are best thought of and combatted as a type of political propaganda rather than as a failure of logic or lack of information.

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Ask a Manager by Alison  Green
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Making and Breaking the Grid by Timothy Samara
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See What You Made Me Do by Jess  Hill
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So many people talk about domestic violence in hushed tones and euphemisms, fading out of the story when it goes from bad to worse. But this book needs a content warning: it contains many plain-facts descriptions of horrific abuse. I firmly believe ...more
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Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard Elliott Friedman
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What an interesting book! Friedman presents the evidence for the Documentary Hypothesis of authorship of the first 11 books of the Bible, which is the leading and most commonly accepted theory. It was easy to read, and the sections titled "The World ...more
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Designing Interface Animation by Val Head
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Practical and informative. Not much code, which is good because that changes too frequently anyway. Lots of processes you can follow to create your own standards and best practices for a project, and excellent examples to inspire you. I'm always ...more
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Stephen Hawking by Michael  White
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The chapters with summaries of Hawking's work are quite good - I recommend them to anyone who found Hawking's own A Brief History Of Time difficult to understand. I particularly liked that the authors put the work in context of other scientific ...more
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Tall Man by Chloe Hooper
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Devastating. Simple, elegant prose which burrows into the complexities of colonised lives. Hooper makes every effort to meet each person in this history on their own turf, to see them as they wish to be seen and present their point of view. And in ...more
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